These Are the Best Jobs for SPF Equipment and Machines

By Kevin Malone

Spray foam is an extremely useful material because it can be used to make buildings more comfortable for residents. Spray foam provides excellent insulation for buildings, but it can also strengthen structures and even lift concrete slabs to even out sidewalks and lift heavy objects.

If you plan to start a spray foam business or expand an existing one, rest assured that there are many ways you can apply spray foam to generate a profit. The experts at Intech Equipment and Supply are always glad to assist when you have questions, need help with your spray foam equipment, or want recommendations on the types of jobs you should bid on.

These are the types of jobs where spray foam equipment is used.

Residential Applications

Spray foam is a common material used in residential and commercial insulation, so it is easy to offer to a wide range of clients. Older homes with fiberglass or other types of insulation can benefit from the high R-value and airtightness of spray foam. These are some areas of a building you can insulate with spray foam and save residents hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars in annual energy costs.

  • Total home insulation: Since spray foam is an excellent air barrier, it can be used in many areas of a home to stop hot and cool air from escaping. It is most commonly used to insulate open areas like attics, crawl spaces, and rim joists.
  • Attic improvements: Using spray foam in attics provides better insulation and is more energy efficient. You can also use a spray foam kit to close gaps under roof eaves to stop pests like squirrels from entering.
  • Suppress outdoor noises: Spray foam has soundproofing qualities, so it is ideal for residential and commercial buildings in noisy areas. Open-celled spray foam works better as a sound proofer, while closed-cell may increase sound vibration transfer. Before you begin any project, assess the building’s structure to see where spray foam should be applied to optimize your results.
  • Secure household components: If you are applying spray foam in an older building with loose components such as shaking pipes and loose shower heads or want to ensure a replacement window fits perfectly, sealing the area with spray foam is an ideal solution. We recommend a spray gun or spray foam touch-up kit in these situations so you do not need to maneuver a spray foam machine in a tight area.

Commercial Roofing

Commercial buildings can reap the same benefits from spray foam as residential properties. In addition to insulation and sealing applications, spray foam is essential in commercial roofing projects.

Since spray foam is an excellent moisture and air barrier, it can protect a large building from the elements while decreasing energy costs. When spray foam is combined with heat-reflective materials, sturdy elastomerics, and other coatings, it enables SPF commercial roofing contractors to create a quality product that lasts for decades.

Building Reinforcement

Every building has room for improvement, and spray foam can give it the edge it needs to withstand harsh conditions. Spray foam adds strength to any structure because it hardens as it cures. This makes it highly resistant to water, extreme temperatures, pests, and mold. It improves a building’s strength wherever it’s applied, whether in the attic, roof, walls, or joists.

FEMA classifies spray foam as a flood-resistant material because it can survive wetting and drying. It can also be easily cleaned after a flood to eliminate most harmful pollutants. In addition, if you apply closed-cell spray foam under your roof deck, it increases the resistance to high winds two-fold.

Concrete Lifting

Whether you call it slab jacking or concrete lifting, spray foam can be used to save structures that are leaning or sinking. One example might be a concrete sidewalk that has shifted over time and is sloping unevenly. The concrete needs to be raised because it has become a safety hazard.

Old concrete-raising methods require that you inject mud under the surface. Though this “mudjacking” method works, it requires that you dig a large hole under the sidewalk that must be fixed. The other disadvantage is the result only lasts about five years.

Slab jacking with spray foam lasts much longer and requires a much smaller hole. So, if you need to fix a driveway, walkway, garage floor, or patio, you can do it with spray foam without making large holes in structures and get longer-lasting results.

Shop Spray Foam Machines at Intech Equipment & Supply

Intech Equipment and Supply is proud to be a leading equipment supplier of spray foam equipment parts and accessories. If you need spray foam machines or replacement parts, talk to our team to get help choosing products that meet your needs and fit your budget. We also have several flexible in-house payment plans you can take advantage of if needed. For more information, check out our financing calculator.

Are you looking for spray foam equipment for insulation or roofing jobs? Contact us to speak with one of our experts about spray foam machines and rigs.


About Kevin Malone
Kevin Malone is a leading expert in the spray foam insulation industry with 34 years of experience in spray foam fluid handling and a passion for innovation. He currently offers his extensive knowledge to Intech Equipment and Supply customers by supporting them in selecting quality spray foam equipment to optimize their business. Learn more about Kevin here.


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